Wedding Checklist

We’re with you from beginning to end.

Whether you’re dreaming of making a little history of your own and exchanging vows in one of Halifax’s most historically significant and iconic buildings or being creative and tying the knot on a Tall Ship – Halifax has a few unique spots to make all of your wedding dreams come true. A little planning goes a long way! Get a head start with our Wedding Planning Checklist.

6-12 months before the wedding

  • Set the date and time of your wedding
  • Reserve the location - church and reception venue
  • Arrange accommodation for out of town guests (reserve a block of rooms at our hotel)
  • Sign all necessary contracts and pay deposits where necessary
  • Reserve the date with your florist
  • Reserve the date with your photographer
  • Reserve the date with your videographer & dj
  • Establish a budget
  • Choose attendants
  • Order your invitations, save the date, and announcement cards
  • Pick out your gown and headpiece
  • Shop for attendants' attire and accessories
  • Order wedding rings
  • Register for china, silver, crystal patterns and other home gifts
  • Compile your guest list
  • Arrange and book any special transportation for your wedding party

2-6 months before the wedding

  • Meet with the florist to order your flowers
  • Address all wedding invitations and announcements
  • Plan a Rehearsal Dinner
  • Select music and meet with DJ, videographer and photographer
  • Have your wedding portrait taken
  • Order your wedding cake
  • Arrange details for your day with Catering Manager/Wedding Planner
  • Make Honeymoon arrangements

6 weeks before the wedding

  • Mail your wedding invitations
  • Have your final fitting for your gown
  • Select the Groom's gift
  • Write thank you notes for the shower gifts and wedding gifts as they arrive
  • Place an announcement in the local paper
  • Obtain a marriage license
  • Formally invite wedding party and guests to the rehearsal dinner
  • Finalize any rental items that you may need (archways, candelabra, etc.)

2 weeks before the wedding

  • Final check with the florist
  • Order "thank you" flowers to be sent to parents after the wedding
  • Prepare a seating chart/floor plan for the reception
  • Make name changes on bank accounts and official documents

1 week before the wedding

  • Final arrangements, details and head count to be conveyed to the Catering Manager
  • For your own peace of mind, personally touch base with every key coordinator who is working on your event (ie. cake, photos, etc.)
  • Arrange for pick-up of any guests arriving at the airport
  • Pack for your honeymoon
  • Schedule a "free day" for yourself prior to the wedding to pamper yourself - perhaps just visiting with friends, family, or spending it at the spa

Plan your celebration or special event.

We can help arrange your event and provide you with more information. Speak with one of our sales professional by calling 1 (800) 565-1567 or get a quote.